Tag Archives: 8bit music

Romhack In-depth Review: Metroid: Rogue Dawn

The best Rom hack of 2017 is already here. Metroid: Rogue Dawn is a prequel to the events of the original NES Metroid. This ambitious Rom hack pushes the limits of what the NES can do. You will forget this isn’t a Super Metroid romhack after a short journey into this epic game.



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Unleash Your Creativity With The du-touch S

Back in 2014, the developers at Dualo released their unique electronic musical instrument, the du-touch. The instrument was unlike anything ever before conceived; it combines the freedom and feedback of a traditional instrument with the flexibility of a home studio. Right now, Dualo has a Kickstarter campaign for the 2nd generation device, the du-touch S.

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Dj CUTMAN launches a Patreon campaign to support his Internet Radio show

Hey friends, Cutman here. I just launched a campaign with Patreon to support my on-going Internet radio show, This Week In Chiptune. The show has been going strong for 42 consecutive weeks, it given me the opportunity to promote hundreds of chiptune songs. I’d love to keep the show going into the future, but I need a little help to make it the best it can be. Check out the campaign.

PatreonPatreon is like an on-going Kickstarter. You can make a pledge that will be delivered each time I create a new episode. With your help, I’ll continue to be able to showcase the best chiptune music and host the ever growing archive of episodes (now at over 48 hours of music!)

This Week In Chiptune will always be free. This Patreon campaign is a chance to get involved, and help make an even better show. If you haven’t listen to TWIC yet, you can stream every episode on ThisWeekInChiptune.com. If you like it, consider pledging, even $1 will make a huge difference . Plus, pledging higher amounts will merit some pretty cool rewards!

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Music Stuff: Getting Started with Chiptunes

This is an excerpt that Cutman wrote about a year ago as a guest blog author. While this is some stuff many of you probably already know, it goes great with our indie musician series and is the perfect place to start if you’re thinking about delving into creating your own tunes!

8-bit music, or Chiptune, is the art of creating new music with classic, nostalgia-inducing sounds found in antiquated video games and computer hardware, like the Nintendo Entertainment System and Gameboy. Originally restricted to almost exclusive use within video games, Chiptune music has now grown well beyond the cartage into its own unique style of electronic music.

The word Chiptune was affectionately applied to this sub-genre of electronic music in the 90′s, as communities of musicians around the globe began to assemble around the love of this classic sound. The word “Chiptune” was given because the music was primarily created on a system with a single hardware sound chip (much unlike modern computers and recording equipment) Now-a-days, there are many ways to create this type of music, from running homebrew software on a modified Gameboy, to downloading standalone software and plug-ins for modern Digital Audio Workstations (DAW).

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